Friday, January 15, 2010

Daniel Gilbert on climate change-with some pungent formulations

Daniel Gilbert Los Angeles Times, July 02, 2006.

If only gay sex caused global warming (click to read the article)

"..Yes, global warming is bad, but it doesn't make us feel nauseated or angry or disgraced, and thus we don't feel compelled to rail against it as we do against other momentous threats to our species, such as flag burning. The fact is that if climate change were caused by gay sex, or by the practice of eating kittens, millions of protesters would be massing in the streets.

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Global warming is a deadly threat precisely because it fails to trip the brain's alarm, leaving us soundly asleep in a burning bed..."

-Daniel Gilbert is a professor of psychology at Harvard University and the author of "Stumbling on Happiness"-

(Tip from social anthropology professor Brian Palmer, thanks.)

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